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The Newcastle Five could have made a monkey out of any of the so-called rock experts. The band didn't come from Newcastle, the English city best known as hometown of British Invasion stalwarts the Animals. Their sound was strictly folk-rock, heavily influenced by the Rickenbacker 12-string jangle of the Byrds.
Hailing from San Mateo, Calif., 20 miles south of San Francisco, the Newcastle Five was assembled by rail-thin brothers Rich and Tom Martin who, in the summer of '65, were...